Caramel Popcorn

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This Caramel Popcorn recipe isn't just for fall parties. Make your own gourmet popcorn and enjoy this salty-sweet snack any time of year.

Caramel Popcorn
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
18

Ingredients

  • 14 cup popped popcorn

  • 2 cup whole almonds and/or roasted, salted cashews (optional)

  • 1 ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup butter

  • cup light-colored corn syrup

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Remove all unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. Put popcorn and, if desired, nuts into a 17x12x2-inch roasting pan. Keep popcorn warm in the oven while making the caramel mixture.

  2. Butter a large piece of foil; set aside. For caramel, in a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more.

  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour caramel over popcorn; stir gently to coat. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir mixture; bake for 5 minutes more. Spread caramel corn on prepared foil; cool. Place caramel corn in gift container; cover with plastic wrap.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
8g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 46mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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